In my last Lenten post, I forgot to mention another unconventional sacrifice I tried one year.
I gave up complaining.
I realized just how much I do it. And, that realization led me to pray, "Lord, help me to serve without counting the cost."
I wish I could say that Lent that year was so fruitful that I've never complained or grumbled again. That I stopped counting the cost, and I now always serve joyfully.
I can't say that. I can, however, say that it was enlightening and helpful.
It was a step on this journey of conversion that continues day by day, year by year, Lent by Lent.
I love the big leaps, but they don't always happen. When they don't, I'll take the small steps.
They're all leading toward the same Goal.